I gave myself one week to only work on sewing some clothes for summer before the situation got too desperate. The first thing I needed were some simple skirts. We have a lot of great options in the shop, but none are quite as dead simple as the Rae Skirt by Sewaholic. Three pattern pieces and no closures = three skirts in two days.
I made view A, which has fewer gathers at the waist and a slightly more streamlined silhouette. The pattern also includes options for a fuller, longer skirt. I think the fuller skirts would be lovely in a drape-y Brussels washer or a cotton lawn. Pictured here is the skirt in one of my favorite fabrics - a black and white ikat. I really like the way this simple shape lets this graphic fabric do it's thing. I also used a classic dotted chambray and one of the new Anna Maria Horner Loominious fabrics, which are so lovely to work with.
I'm a big fan of Sewaholic's patterns. She puts out classic designs with good instructions and intuitive construction. The Rae Skirt would make an excellent first sewing project. If you're more experienced, you could use contrasting colors for the hem. This skirt would be perfect for doing some color blocking experiments, and of course you could always throw in some pockets.